I would agree with Robilar, I had to make a similar choice as the OP. My old Q6600 died, and the Core i7's just came out. Sadly I couldnt justify buying really unproven i7 hardware, which pretty much means replace entire backbone of my rig... CPU, Board, and Mem. Over thanksgiving ended up with a Q9550 and a 780 FTW, and enjoying the stuffings out of it. So its your choice in the end, but my vote would go with the 775 set up. I havent seen any real big jump like it did from the Pentium D's to Core 2 Duos. Sure memory bandwidth is great, doesnt really translate into real world performance or noticable ones at least. Perhaps when software make use of the hyperthreading, then the i7's would really massively shine. But now.. or at least next 2 years.. hyperthreading use would be mostly be for media crunching, rendering, and the like.
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1/24/09 at 12:43am